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“Fabulous Food and Great Selection of Drinks”
Review of Fighting Cocks

Fighting Cocks
Ranked #48 of 67 Restaurants in Diss
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Fighting Cocks is a traditional free house situated on the B1077 on the Diss to Attleborough road approximately 4 miles from Diss. We are ideally situated for that 'out of town' drink and a traditional pub meal. The Fighting Cocks dates back to the 17th Century and still features the heavy oak beams and inglenook fireplace. Grab a seat by the fire, pick up a newspaper, grab your pint, enjoy! We are a family run business and you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome. We offer Traditional Real ales, Lagers, wines and Spirits. Fine Traditional Pub Food available lunchtimes and evenings with a bar menu available for when the restaurant is closed.Food served every day We have a Pool Table, darts board & BT Sport and we have a Large Car Parking Area.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Food and Great Selection of Drinks”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Ok, so this is my local pub, so I might be considered biased. On the other hand, there are plenty of other pubs nearby, so if the Fighting Cocks was rubbish, I'd vote with my feet!

The pub is very traditional in decor and "feel," with beams, inglenook and an incredible bar made from a slice through a large treetrunk, complete with wavy, knobbly bits on the edge (all smooth and polished - no fear of splinters!).

The landlady, Pearl, is a fantastic cook. The ingredients are all sourced locally, with the meat from nearby Attleborough and some of the vegetables from the community farm next to the pub car park - can't get more local or seasonal than that!

The drinks selection is wide and varied, with Aspalls Cider on tap and some more unusual non-alcoholic drinks stored in the fridge. Rose lemonade is worth trying, if you haven't had it before.

The regular patrons are a lively and friendly bunch and the place buzzes with energy when busy. With a large carpark, outside seating in a rural setting, woodburner for chilly weather, good beverages and great food, what are you waiting for?!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Anne S
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Fighting Cocks Winfarthing”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Popped in for a drink and a bite to eat last Friday lunchtime. As we three were the only people, it didn't at that point ooze atmosphere, however, soon other folks arrived to eat and sup. Quality of the food was really excellent and our plates were all cleared. Perhaps looks somewhat unprepossesing from the outside, but worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank mrsmisty15
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Diss, United Kingdom
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“A lovely surprise!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We decided to go out for a meal at very short notice, and Fighting Cocks at Winfarthing was a place that our neighbour had mentioned a few weeks ago, so we made a call and a table was booked. We'd never been before but decided to trust our neighbour's judgement. Having parked up, we entered by the back door, and having a 'thing' about cleanliness I was very happy to see that the pub has earned a 5* rating for food hygiene. On arrival, the landlord greeted us and we ordered a drink at the bar. My drink of choice, Aspall's Cyder, was on tap (so again I was a very happy person)! Once we had viewed the menu we made our choices - both of us chose garlic mushrooms to start with and I selected a chicken and leek pie and my partner chose rib-eye steak (medium rare) for the main course. Everything was cooked fresh to order and all the food was delicious. After the main course I was full but my partner decided to view the dessert menu. For us, it was the perfect dessert menu. On one side of the chalk board was a selection of cold desserts and on the other side was a wonderful selection of hot desserts including a number of our absolute favourites, sticky toffee pudding, spotted dick, jam roly poly, bread and butter pudding, chocolate sponge pudding with chocolate sauce. My other half opted for the spotted dick and custard, which he wholeheartedly enjoyed. The pub is well cared for and the decor is in keeping with the building. All in all we had a very pleasant meal and we will certainly be returning for another visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Diane G
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